The forgotten history of Texas grill'd pizza revealed!
Making Our Mark
Walter Sullivan, Jr. (pictured) made his mark across Texas spreading the good news of the Texas Grill’d Pizza. Walter is also known as 'the Father of Texas Advertising' - his 1892 Lufkin carving campaign went viral. #PizzaInThePines
Victor Showalter (pictured) never enjoyed the benefits of 'formal schooling' but made his fame in El Paso as a hired gun fighting border skirmishes. He was 31 at the time this photograph was taken. He never married explaining, 'I'm in love with the next sunset.' He opened the first Howdy's Texas Grill'd Pizza in Odessa in 1927 because he knew what the people wanted. #EatLikeATexan
They called it "the Wild West" for a reason, and Texas was wilder than most territories. Once lifelong friends, Bo Thompson (left) later killed Sam Johnson and Pete Schofield in a saloon gunfight outside Wichita Falls. Bystanders reported the fight began when Sam accused Bo of eating the last slice Texas Grill'd Pizza just to spite him. Bo admitted to the charge during his trial. #stayfriendlyordermore